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Updated July 23, 2017
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VWR President and Chief Executive Officer Manuel Brocke-Benz
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  1. "Content Management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Radnor, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Radnor, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at VWR full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Empolyee focused, offering a lot of health and wellness benefits and programs to reward you financially for having/improving your health

    Cons

    Very little training, makes it hard to learn proper methodologies and can lead to errors


  2. "Became a job instead of a career"

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    Former Employee - Site Supervisor in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Site Supervisor in Jacksonville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at VWR full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexibility, Training and the people

    Cons

    Management, Lack of structure and nepotism

    Advice to Management

    Allow your experienced managers to manage, hire based on skill-set and not a basic degree, Be honest with your employees

  3. "I bleed VWR blue!!!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at VWR full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and ability to advance your career goals.

    Cons

    Going through major culture change.


  4. "Production Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at VWR full-time

    Pros

    Will get to learn alot

    Cons

    Little training given to employees

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  5. "VWR"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at VWR full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits package; some truly wonderful people.

    Cons

    Poor pay increase schedule, (some) disingenuous management.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on ethics in management training (online course is absurd).


  6. "Thermo Fisher re branded"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at VWR full-time

    Pros

    Pay check? Not much otherwise.

    Cons

    Huge dysfunction in management, a large percentage are unqualified military vets. Must have a military background to compete with the good old boys club. All emphasis is placed on arbitrary metrics that for the most part are just falsified numbers to satisfy to satisfy upper management. The products are identical to thermo fisher but of much lower quality. You're expected to wear a 100% polyester shirt that feels like it was made from fiberglass.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees, these are all well-known problems that have been brought up over and over across the board.


  7. "Employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at VWR full-time

    Pros

    Not a very difficult job, pay is good for the work required.

    Cons

    -No commuter benefits, no parking on site.
    -VWR management is ridiculously out of touch with the current market
    -Draconian timecard system
    -Raises are miniscule

  8. "Inventory Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Inventory Coordinator in Horsham, PA
    Current Employee - Inventory Coordinator in Horsham, PA

    I have been working at VWR full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits. Decent pay rate.

    Cons

    A lot of management turn down. Little to no raises. High volume workload.


  9. "Great way to learn about US Export"

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    Former Employee - Export Specialist in Arlington Heights, IL
    Former Employee - Export Specialist in Arlington Heights, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at VWR full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good company, very willing to train and help you grow in your role, above average benefits(?)

    Cons

    No road for advancement from this position, benefits get worse every year, and all the real focus is at the HQ in Radnor, PA.


  10. "Accounting clerk"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at VWR full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    great people, good benefits

    Cons

    low pay, long hours, no opportunity for advancement

    Advice to Management

    accounting dept moved to PA


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